Pastor Sam Adeyemi: Kumuyi Relocated to London After Asking for Support for Tinubu? Fact Emerges

Pastor Sam Adeyemi: Kumuyi Relocated to London After Asking for Support for Tinubu? Fact Emerges

  • A viral claim has appeared online saying Pastor William Kumuyi has relocated to London in the United Kingdom
  • The poster said Kumuyi migrated overseas 'after deceiving his members that President Bola Tinubu will build Nigeria'
  • A fact-checking platform investigated the claim and shared its findings in a report published recently

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering governance and public journalism.

London, United Kingdom - Amid the update from Pastor Sam Adeyemi about his relocation abroad, an X (formerly Twitter) user, @TrulyDearest_, claimed that Pastor William Kumuyi, the general superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, has relocated to London.

The social media user also attached a video to prove her claim.

Pastor Kumuyi didn't relocate to London
A netizen claimed Pastor Kumuyi and his wife relocated abroad just like Pastor Same Adeyemi. Photo credits: @pastorwf_kumuyi, @sam_adeyemi
Source: Twitter

The caption of the video, which was published on Sunday, May 26, 2024, reads:

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“GO (meaning general overseer) of Deeper Life, Pastor Kumuyi, has relocated to London after deceiving his members that Tinubu will build Nigeria.”

The claim was made in reaction to a public appeal of the renowned cleric asking Nigerians to support President Bola Tinubu, the 16th and current president of Nigeria, and his newly appointed ministers and believe that God will use them as “instruments to build our nation.”

Also, during a crusade in Benin City, Edo state, south-south Nigeria, in the last quarter of 2023, Kumuyi told the congregation not to leave their country because he believed that prosperity would come there.

As of the time this report was published, the tweet (which includes a 4-minute video) had garnered over 161,000 views, more than 260 replies, 610+ reposts, and 866 likes.

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Kumuyi's UK relocation report deceptive

Seeing that some blogs and netizens shared the same claim, corroborating the narrative by @TrulyDearest_, a fact-checking platform, Dubawa, decided to investigate it.

After its scrutiny, the media platform concluded that the claim was misleading.

It said:

"Findings show that Pastor Kumiyi had relocated to London long before he advised Nigerians. Moreover, the video in question was made in Kyiv, Ukraine."

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Pastor Kumuyi advised Christians to give their offerings to the poor and unemployed in their communities.

Kumuyi said Christians should give priority to church members, and poor neighbours who cannot afford basic life needs rather than spending all their money on building churches.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.

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